Eden Hazard put on another masterclass – with a goal and an assist – to sendChelsea back to the top of the Premier League after a 2-0 win over Newcastle.
Spanish striker Fernando Torres also impressed and won a first-half penalty when he was tripped in the box by Vurnon Anita. With usual penalty-taker Frank Lampard left on the bench alongside John Terry, Hazard stepped up and slotted past Tim Krul.
Before half-time it was 2-0 and Hazard was at the centre of things again as his neat backheel set up Torres to poke the ball into the top of the net.
Newcastle hardly troubled the Chelsea defence and the closest they came was when Papiss Demba Cisse headed over from a Ryan Taylor cross and strike partner Demba Ba wasted a good chance when he shot straight at Petr Cech late on.